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The Holiday | 2006 | PG-13 | - 3.3.5

Romantic comedy about two women from opposites sides of the Atlantic, who strike up an online friendship and impulsively decide to swap houses for the holidays, trying to get away from failed relationships. One (Cameron Diaz) leaves her Beverly Hills estate and the other (Kate Winslet) leaves her English country home. Love blossoms again for both in their borrowed homes. Also with Jude Law, Jack Black and Eli Wallach. Directed by Nancy Meyers. [2:18]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man and a woman kiss tenderly, she tells the man that she thinks they should have sex, they then kiss passionately and it is implied that they have sex.
 A man and a woman lie in bed breathing heavily, presumably after having had sex, and he is bare-chested and she is wearing a bra.
 Women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes in the movie, and a woman is shown in a swimsuit in a few scenes. A man is shown wearing boxer shorts and a T-shirt.
 A man and a woman kiss, a man and a woman hug and kiss, a man kisses a woman's hand, and a man kisses a woman on the cheek twice.
 A man accidentally brushes a woman's clothed breast with his hand. Men and women dance together. A man and a woman are shown sleeping together in bed.
 A man confesses to his girlfriend that he has been having sex with another woman. Two women talk about one of them having sex with a man.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman punches a man in the face, and then slaps him, knocking him to the ground.
 A woman turns on the gas for her stove and leans over to breathe it in (she realizes what she's doing and stops quickly). A woman drives badly, is nearly struck by oncoming vehicles, and nearly hits a bicyclist.
 A woman knocks her head on the wall. A woman slips in snow and nearly falls, and grabs onto a tree branch that dumps snow on her head.
 A woman confronts her boyfriend, about sleeping with another woman. A man tells a woman that he is going to use the bathroom in her front yard.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 2 F-words, 4 sexual references, 3 scatological terms, 7 anatomical terms, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (schmuck), 17 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A few people drink alcohol at a party, people drink alcohol at dinner parties and restaurants in a few scenes, and people drink alcohol in a bar. A woman smokes a cigarette. A woman talks about taking Valium and a woman talks about having had too much to drink.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a spouse, love, disappointment, unrequited love, true love, gumption, Hollywood, film industry, complications in relationships, divorce, single parenting, death of a parent, infidelity, heartbreak, sex, relationships, aging, friendship.

MESSAGE - Love is blind.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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